Home-Executive Functioning Toolkit

This resource is for Boone County Educators to reference and utilize when working with students, families and community members dealing with aspects of executive functioning and the affects poverty has on the brain.

"The teacher's mindset is a critical approach in the art of getting students to succeed (Elliot & Dweck, 2005). In fact, even more than IQ, socioeconomic status, or reading ability, the teacher's mindset predicts student success (Tough, 2012)." .....Jensen (2016)

Repetition and games are vital to brain development and can also help increase executive functioning. You will find links to free games that can be used with students to help build executive functioning skills. click here for games page
References you may want to look into:

Poor Students, Rich Teaching Mindsets for Change by Eric Jensen (2016)

Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen (2009)

A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne (1996)